Created by ForeverMama on February 7, 2015
Step 1: Melt olive oil and/or butter in skillet. Once hot enough add chopped onion over medium heat until soft and translucent.
Step 2: Stir garlic into onion mixture. Add hot pepper sauce (preferably pimenta moida, refer to note below), dry mustard, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are blended and flavors are released. Be careful not to burn garlic.
Step 3: Cook for about 2 minutes. Add wine, letting it come to a boil and reduced by 1/2 to 1/4 (This step is essential, because if you don't cook it down enough your stuffing may be too wet). Stir in parsley and distribute evenly.
Step 4: Add crushed Ritz crackers to combine.
Step 5: Add sugar and parmesan. Stir to combine.
Step 6: Cook for another minute or two, enough to toast crackers over medium heat and reach desired consistency (it cooks quick). Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper if necessary.
Step 7: Remove from heat. Add lemon juice to taste. This mixture should not be to wet or too dry. When pressed together with fingertips mixture should hold together but slightly loose.
Step 8: Use as a stuffing for fish, shrimp, or mushrooms. If using for mushrooms, dice the mushroom stems and saute with the onions.